Regent University Facts
A "regent" is defined as one who represents a king in his absence. For Regent University, a regent is one who represents Christ, our Sovereign, in whatever sphere of life he or she may be called to serve Him.
University Degrees and Programs
Degrees awarded (2011-12)
Institutional: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Specialized: Academy of Strategic and Entrepreneurial Leadership, American Psychological Association (APA)*, Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Association of Theological Schools (ATS), American Bar Association (ABA), Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC).
- Founded in 1978 and located on 70 acres in Virginia Beach, Va., Regent consists of seven graduate schools and one undergraduate school.
- Regent is nationally recognized as a Top 10 Best University by U.S. News & World Report, 2013, for its online bachelor's programs, ranks #1 online for MBA Faculty Credentials & Training and #4 in Online Programs for Veterans, and is highly ranked overall in online business and graduate education programs.
- Regent University is recognized nationally as one of only 21 universities in the U.S. to receive an "A" rating by ACTA.
- In 2011, Regent was ranked the top online Christian university by the Online Education Database.
- The university offers more than 50 graduate and undergraduate degrees on campus and online, with approximately 16,013 alumni as of August 2012.
- Regent was named a Top Conservative College in 2010 and was named to G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazines' 2013 list of Military-Friendly Schools.
- More than 500 Hampton Roads Teachers of the Year received their degrees or certificates from Regent's School of Education and the school has yielded a 95 percent pass rate in the School Leadership Licensure Assessment.
- Regent has been the recipient of more than 300 national and international film awards by the School of Communication & the Arts.
- The School of Psychology & Counseling received an 85 percent match rate for Psy.D. student internships in 2011, well above the national average.
- Regent offers international study programs in England, France, Italy and Israel.
- Four university faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars.
Nationally Recognized Graduates
- Virginia's 71st Governor, Bob McDonnell '89
- Representative of Virginia's 2nd District, Scott Rigell '90
- Louisiana State Senator, Sharon Weston Broome '84
- Senior Founding Pastor of Calvary Revival Church and Presiding Bishop of Calvary Alliance Churches, B. Courtney McBath '98
- Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, Dr. Jay Sekulow '04
- National Middle School Principal of the Year, Sharon Byrdsong '08
- National School Board Association Black Caucus's Educational Leadership Award and National Milken Award Winner, Doreatha White '01
- Virginia's Preserve America History Teacher of the Year, Molly Gunsalus '02
- Nation's first Assistant Secretary of Labor by Presidential nomination and U.S. Senatorial confirmation, Lisa Kruska '89
- Screenplay writer for The Ultimate Gift released nationally, Cheryl McKay '95
- Winner of American Bar Association's 2007 Negotiation Competition, succeeding Harvard
- Winner of American Bar Association's 2006 National Moot Court Championship, previously won by Yale
- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team named SIFE USA Regional Champion
- Two SBL alums serving as university presidents
- Founder of the Asia Minor Research Center and the Seven Churches Network in Izmir, Turkey, Mark Wilson
Regent hosts several national forums to address critical issues of the day. These signature events include the Clash of the Titans® debate, the Ronald Reagan Symposium and the Executive Leadership Series. These events draw nationally-known leaders, authors, CEOs and government officials such as Ehud Barak, Bob Dole, Al Gore, Newt Gingrich, Geraldine Ferraro, Mike Huckabee, Steve Forbes and others.
Regent's University Library contains almost 304,000 printed volumes; 593, 000 microform items; 14,000 video and audio recordings; 122 databases; 156,000 electronic books; and 98,900 journal titles via article databases.
Regent University faculty members are graduates of Yale, Harvard, Duke, Johns Hopkins and other notable institutions. They are award-winning scholars and practitioners who endeavor to prepare individual students for excellence and success in their chosen fields. Regent students benefit from small class sizes and a high level of personal interaction with faculty members.
Distinguished Professors and Guest Lecturers
- John Ashcroft, former U.S. Attorney General
- Ehud Barak, former Israeli Prime Minister
- Michael Barone, senior writer, U.S. News & World Report
- Vern Clark, former Chief of Naval Operations
- Bob Dole, former U.S. Senator
- Dean Charles W. Dunn, Chair, United States J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (1989-1994)
- Steve Forbes, president and CEO of Forbes Inc.
- Newt Gingrich, former U.S. House Speaker
- Rudy Giuliani, former New York City Mayor
- Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President
- Hugh Heclo, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Public Affairs, George Mason University
- William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard
- Wonsuk Ma, director, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies; co-editor, Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies
- Lt. Col. Nir Nitzan, Israeli Defense Forces
- Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education
- Nancy Pearcey, Christian worldview expert
- Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law & Justice
Total Faculty (as of Sept. 30, 2012)
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